2019 NCAA March Madness Live Blog: News, analysis, highlights & more

Tennessee's Admiral Schofield (5) drives past Colgate's Will Rayman (10) in the first half of a first-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament in Columbus, Ohio, Friday, March 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

Beginning at Noon ET Thursday, join Sportsnet’s Dave Zarum LIVE throughout the first round of March Madness for instant updates, analysis, video & more. Make sure to have your say in the comments below!

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4:35 PM ET

For awhile there it looked like not only would top-seeded Virginia drop their first-round matchup against Gardner-Webb, but two-seed Tennessee are also in tough against their less-heralded matchup, Colgate.

Both top seeds are in surprisingly close games but have momentum on their side in the second side as they both look to avoid what would be major upsets — fitting on the same afternoon we just saw UC-Irvine (13) topple Kansas State (4).

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